It’s A New Year!

What an interesting year 2021 was. I almost made an episode of The Night Sky for every month (11/12 achieved. Not too bad). I also made a few reviews, tried out some kit and you seem to enjoy it and continued to enjoy what I create.

With 2022 now upon us. I decided I want to try and give the website a bit more attention this year, and focus on more production quality and improving my videos more. Of course I will do as many imaging vlogs as I can as well.

To that end I have ben considering my options with the sky available in the garden and really I’m now torn between whether to get myself a ZWO ASI 533mc Pro to keep, or do I get a wide telescope and a bigger sensor. So many decisions.

Last year also I feel was one of the worst for astrophotography. I don’t recall having that many clear skies. This issue was exacerbated by the fact the mono camera made it a bit longer to get a workable image. I’m not sure I’ll be revisiting mono again – at least not for a long long time.

So I’ll be focusing on getting another OSC camera. I’d like a mirrorless camera also, but one that does have a very shutter in order to not disturb the neighbours. If you know of any, please let me know!

I also want to do a bit of set dressing for the videos. As much as some enjoy the plain walls in the garage. It could do with a bit of sprucing up. Maybe some nice lighting in the back.

Either way I hope to blog more, raise my production quality and add more value to you. I started this to document my journey, along the way it has evolved into wanting to deliver value and entertainment. So in 2022, my goal is to enrich you more.

Here’s to a successful New Year.

I wish you the best of luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour.

Wait, that’s The Hunger Games.

Clear skies everyone, keep looking up and keep them cameras clicking.

Fixing The Website

Well! What a chore that was. No other way to put it – that was a pain in the neck! I recently changed website host and ended up losing my website. Not for the first time either!

To put it simply, it turns out the website (the thing you’re looking at) isn’t the same as the domain. The domain is the part. So when the domain was changed, the website stayed with my old host.

The issue? I couldn’t get into the old host’s website builder. So I had to go deep into website databases, coding, and the files that makes up the very foundation of my website.

That took a long time, and I also have The Bloodstone to thank on Twitter for spending a lot of time walking me and talking me through things, as well as the customer support from my new host.

It’s going to take some time to rebuild certain areas of the website. Some photos may be missing or weirdly sized. I’m working on getting through the backlog so please bare with me!

If you find something wrong then please bring it to my attention. Until then, clear skies everyone.

Keep looking up and keep them cameras clicking.